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September 9, 2010

Sideways Growth For Now, But Capacity Tightening

Economic growth and freight volumes have been decelerating and will likely move sideways for the next few months, until a hoped-for change in the composition of Congress in November reassures businesses enough to start investing and hiring again. But truckload capacity is tight and will continue to tighten, and we're on the cusp of improved pricing. That was the message of transportation analysts with Stifel Nicolaus in its annual "Shaking the Sand Out" conference call Thursday

September 9, 2010

FTR's Trucking Condition Index Expected to Remain in Positive Territory

Transportation forecasting group FTR Associates reports its Trucking Condition Index, at 0.8 for July and reported in the September Trucking Update, is expected to remain in positive territory for the remainder of the year

September 3, 2010

U.S. Unemployment Relatively Unchanged From July

The U.S. lost 54,000 jobs in August, raising the unemployment rate slightly to 9.6 percent from July's 9.5 percen

September 2, 2010

Productivity Fell 1.8 Percent in Second Quarter

Productivity slipped 1.8 percent during the second quarter of 2010, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report

September 2, 2010

August Already Shows Signs of Growth in Manufacturing

Manufacturing activity rebounded in August, with the Institute for Supply Management's index of manufacturing activity (PMI) increasing to a reading of 56.3, compared to 55.5 in July

August 25, 2010

Durable Goods Orders Return to Growth

After falling for two straight months, new orders for manufactured durable goods gained 0.3 percent to $193 billion in Jul

August 20, 2010

PPI, Leading Economic Index Inch Up

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods inched up 0.2 percent in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

August 20, 2010

MAPI Report: Manufacturing to Grow Faster Than Overall Economy

Manufacturing production is expected to grow by 5.7 percent in 2010 and 4.7 percent in 2011, according to a report recently released by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI

August 18, 2010

Industrial Production Sees More Promising Growth in July

The month of July showed more promising industrial production figures, with growth of 1 percent over Jun

August 11, 2010

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Climbs in July

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which is based on diesel fuel sales, continues to show an economy in recovery, according to the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The July PCI climbed 1.7 percent after dropping 1.9 percent in June

August 11, 2010

Freight Index Up Slightly in June

The Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline

August 6, 2010

This Week Holds More Promise on Economic Fronts

While last week brought some disappointing economic news, especially the payroll figures released Friday, this week is expected to bring some more positive new

August 2, 2010

Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow at Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector expanded for the 12th straight month in July, activity fell 0.7 percent from June's level

July 30, 2010

GDP, Consumer Confidence Indicate a Slowing Recovery

Real gross domestic product grew 2.4 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, compared to a 3.7 percent boost in the first quarter of this yea

July 28, 2010

Durable Goods Orders Post Second Straight Drop

In June, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down for the second month in a row, falling 1 percent to $190.5 billio

July 28, 2010

Global Trade Positioned For Growth Into 2011

World trade by all modes of transportation will grow 8.1 percent in 2010 and 6.9 percent in 2011, according to the latest forecast from IHS Global Insight's World Trade Service

July 23, 2010

FTR: A Slow Recovery Is Not Concern For a Double Dip

While the economic recovery has been showing signs of slowing, this is not cause for concern that we'll see a double dip recession, FTR Associates pointed out during a webinar Friday

July 16, 2010

Industrial Production Inches Up Slowly; Manufacturing Loses Steam

Industrial production grew at a slower rate than expected in June, inching up 0.1 percent after a 1.3 percent rise in May, according to data released by the Federal Reserve

July 8, 2010

FTR: Risks Could Impact Economic Recovery in U.S.

Although the U.S. economic recovery is likely on track, there are several risks out there that could negatively impact the recovery, according to FTR Associates' June North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook. Due to risks such as the impact of Europe's economic crisis, the decline in the U.S. stock market, and high unemployment numbers, FTR's forecast was somewhat conservative in this outlook

July 2, 2010

June Payrolls Slip; Transportation Adds to the Ranks

While June payrolls fell for the first time in six months, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 jobs during the mont

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